During the final round of the 2014 Masters Tournament, Bubba Watson smoked the field. What a performance. That shot he hit on the par-5 13th hole over the left trees was insane. Bubba might be the only golfer in the world that could pull that shot off. He left himself a sand wedge into the par-5 while other players were hitting 3-irons and woods into that green.
Oakley Delta Polo
During that historic round, Bubba was wearing the Oakley short sleeve Delta polo. I’ve been wearing one too lately. Unlike Bubba, the most historic achievement I made while wearing mine was opening my refrigerator, or perhaps missing a one foot straight uphill putt yesterday in a match which I eventually lost. GRRR. The damn shirt didn’t make me win!
The Delta performs well opening fridge or winning the Masters…
Sorry about that tangent… Yes, a shirt can’t help you putt better or hit the ball as far as Bubba Watson. But you can at least look as sharp and classy.
Delta Polo Features
The Delta is made from 100% Polyester, a fabric I prefer big time over cotton. Poly’s breath better and are much easier to care for. No wrinkles and easy to wash and dry. No shrinking either.
The polo’s breathable O Hydrolix wicks moisture from the player’s body and optimizes comfort, also providing UV-protection against harmful radiation from the sun.
Finally, the fabric in the Delta features anti-bacterial technology, combating odor and that not-so-fresh feeling.
The Delta is available in two colors: white (pictured), and navy blue.
Sizes range from small to XXL.
Retail price for this polo is an affordable $65. I have seen a street price on this polo as low as $45.
The Oakley Delta polo is sharp, comfortable, high performance, and keeps me fresh on the course despite hot and/or humid conditions. Unfortunately the shirt couldn’t help me win my match yesterday. Perhaps Oakley’s amazing engineers are working on that feature for one of their upcoming apparel products?
Ever try compression socks? They’re quite amazing. Somehow the compression of the sock helps circulation, reduces muscle fatigue, and helps prevent bone aches.
Swiftwick Compression Socks
Today was my first round testing out some new compression socks from Swiftwick. I was wearing the Vibe model (pictured right above and pictured below), an ankle high compression sock. In the heat of 96 degrees my feet felt very comfortable and dry today.
Swiftwick Vibe Compression Socks
Full review of the Vibes coming after I’ve had a chance to test them for a few more rounds.
This U.S. Open is this week. Cool. That means golf PR companies will be flooding lazy golf bloggers with apparel scripts to post. Well here’s a USEFUL apparel script. If you are thinking of getting dad something for Father’s Day, check out this HEAD TO TOE Father’s Day apparel script:
Muze Clothing – Cinderella Story Hat
Muze Clothing makes fun hats which look like major golf brand logoed items, but upon further inspection have classic quotes from the movie Caddy Shack.
Under Armour Mahan Sunglasses
Under Armour makes killer threads, but did you know they may killer sunglasses? One of my favorite pairs is the Under Armour Mahan model sunglasses, as seen on the head of Hunter Mahan.
Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Polo
There are so many great apparel choices for golf polos. I have done many reviews over the last year. I’m really digging the new Bobby Jones golf polos (above).
Sunice Tornado Bollon Jacket
Sunice makes some really great golf outerwear for those times when it is a little cold, windy, or wet.
Nexbelt Men’s Golf Belt
Nexbelt makes really cool golf belts which have a ratchet tightening mechanism, and a hidden ball marker. Men’s and women’s available.
Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer
Dunning makes amazing merino wool sport underwear. Can undies shave strokes off your game? Why take the chance of not wearing these and never knowing?
Tattoo Golf shorts
Tattoo Golf just released a fantastic line of golf shorts. I wore these gray shorts (above) for the first time yesterday. Very sharp, and yes they do have skulls on them. Rock it.
kentwool tour golf socks
Kentwool makes the best golf socks on the planet. I refuse to wear crappy cotton socks anymore after wearing Kentwools for so many years. Simply the best golf socks anywhere.
FootJoy DNA Golf Shoes
The new FootJoy DNA golf shoes are fantastic. Since I received my pair a few months ago they’ve been my gamer pair. Comfortable, very high performance, and classy looking.
FootJoy City – Black/Mocha
Hybrid golf shoes are a big these days. These are shoes which can be worn on or off the golf course. Once again, FootJoy is the ticket for dad. The FootJoy City shoe is a very comfortable golf shoe which could double as a dress shoe.
Tattoo Golf Charcoal Gray Golf Shorts
Oh goodie. I haven’t even worn them yet, but I can already tell what my new favorite golf shorts are going to be. Tattoo Golf, one of my all time favorite golf apparel and accessory companies, now has a line of golf shorts. Tomorrow I’ll be putting these fine looking threads into play. I’m sure I will not be disappointed. The subtle skull on the side is killer. Pun intended.
Father’s Day is coming up quick. You can still get these for dad in time.
Signed, DAD. 😉
- 7.5 oz., 60/40 cotton/polyester
- Dyed-to-match plastic button closure
- Self-fabric waistband
- Two back pockets with button closure on left side
- Media pocket on back right
Nexbelt Men’s Golf Belt
After a few weeks of successfully not having my shorts fall down, I’m ready for my Nexbelt review. Yes, reviewing golf gear can be very challenging at times.
Nexbelt makes dozens of belts for golf and other applications, for both men and women. Many styles and sizes are offered, including customization. I’d really like to get a customized HOG belt. I’ll work on that for another review.
Nexbelts are unique in that they use a ratchet system to tighten and secure the belt, rather than the old style holed belts. Therefore their belts look nicer without holes which can wear and look shabby over time.
Because of the same ratchet system, the belts are sold as one size and cut down by the wearer to a custom fit. Since the teeth of the ratchet are so much closer together than the sizing holes of a regular belt, the tightness can be adjusted easily. For me this is great. I like to loosen my belt when sitting at the office writing golf blog posts, and perhaps have it set to a medium or stronger tightness on the golf course. A couple of ticks of the ratchet make that size tweaking easy. This simply cannot be done with a standard belt.
Custom fitting by Nexbelt
On The Course
The golf specific belts are very cool. I have a great looking green belt and the lovely bride has a white women’s version.
Along with the benefits of a stylish looking belt which is perfectly fitted for my ever changing waistline, is a neat James Bond 007 feature. The buckle doubles as a hidden door which opens from top to bottom. Hidden inside is a golf ball marker which is held in place magnetically. The ladies’ version of this setup includes a ball marker with plenty of bling. So cool.
Bling ball marker inside hidden door (women’s version)
Nexbelts’ golf belts are stylish, perfectly fitted to each individual, and have a neat hidden door with ball marker inside. Best of all, they keep my shorts from falling down, like a good belt should.
HOG Nexbelt photo gallery.